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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Re: CareerBuilder: Career for you ID #133245759059

When you are job hunting, you can get confused.  But one Email like this -- it's hard to believe it's legitimate.

-------Original Message-------

Date: 03/22/12 19:06:36
Subject: CareerBuilder: Career for you ID #133245759059

A great opportunity for Junior Admin has arrisen!

We are looking for someome ambitious and professional to work for a major
office furniture manufacturer in the Logistics/Distribution department.

You must have the following skills:

Great telephone manner
Excellent written skills
Be able to use all computer packages, I.e. Excel, Word, Outlook.

The position will require you to be extremely well organised and work under
pressure with a logical approach!

Basic salary 28k per annum, felxible schedule.
Please send your resume along with a covering email explaining your current

MY REPLY:  (In parenthesis, comments not included in the Response)

You know, JACKASS... I think I want someone who has a little more
intelligence writing the Email.

You have the brains of a shoe. GO AWAY

1 "Arrisen" (spelling)
2 "someome"  (spelling)
3 "Excellent written skills "  (Grammatically incorrect, and very confusing!)
4 "i.e."  (Improperly chosen abbreviation.  I mean they're not providing definitions, but examples!)
5 "organised "   (Spelling)
6 "Basic salary"  (Improper word)
7 "felxible "  (Spelling)
8 " covering email explaining your current situation! "  (Covering Email?  How do you do that?  Why do you want a "Current situation"?

Amazing. Not even 100 words and you've still screwed up 8 times. Your
spelling is horrible, your grammar is atrocious and your choice of words
horrendous. You don't know the difference between "e.g." and "i.e."

4 spelling errors.


  1. I've got three like this in the last 2 days

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